Urban Bird Surveys

Houston Audubon Monthly Urban Bird Surveys

Join Houston Audubon volunteers on our bird surveys at the locations below! All levels of experience are welcome. If you're new to birdwatching, this is an excellent way to start! For a calendar of all the monthly surveys and to find more recent updates, click here.

Archbishop Fiorenza Park

Leader: Mary Anne Weber
Meet fourth Wednesday of each month, 7.30am.
Archbishop Fiorenza Park (Phase 2) between Eldridge and Highway 6.
Meet in front of the bathrooms near the parking lot off Eldridge.
Email Mary Anne Weber at maweber@houstonaudubon.org if you'd like to participate
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Armand Bayou

Leader: Andrew Hamlett
Counts are held on the second Saturday of each month, 7am.
Meet at front parking lot of Armand Bayou Nature Center,
Andrew Hamlett (bachwblr@yahoo.com)
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Baytown Nature Center

Leader: David Hanson
Usually conducted on the third Thursday of each month, September through May, 8am.
Please inform the gate attendant when you arrive and then meet behind the entrance building.
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Hermann Park

Leader: Jim Winn
Second Monday morning of each month, 7.30am.
Meet in parking lot "D" on the south side of the Miller Outdoor Theatre stage.
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Hogg Bird Sanctuary

Leader: Skip Almoney

Surveys are normally scheduled for the first Monday of the month. The Hogg Bird Sanctuary is adjacent to Bayou Bend and shares its parking facility at 1 Westcott Street. Meet at the parking lot at the dead end on the south end of Westcott Street. We meet at 7:30 AM in the parking lot. If the gate is locked, we can park in the upper parking lot and then walk down to the lower parking lot to meet. Everyone is welcome. Beginners, experts, or even if you're just curious.
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Houston Arboretum and Nature Center

Leader: Theo Ostler and Kelsey Low
Third Saturday bird survey is a monthly event for experienced birders
RSVP to Theo Ostler (tostler@houstonarboretum.org)
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Houston Botanic Garden

Leader: Mary Anne Weber, Education Director of Houston Audubon
Meets the first Thursday of every month at 7:30 a.m.  at the Glenbrook Golf Course clubhouse – 8205 N Bayou Drive.
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Kickerillo-Mischer Preserve

Leader: Mary Anne Weber, Skip Almoney, and Geoff Newton
7.30am 0r 8am, 3rd Tuesday of the month. 20215 Chasewood Park Drive
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Mercer Botanic Garden

Leader: Paul Gregg and Christy Jones
8am, 4th Tuesday of the month. 22306 Aldine Westfield Rd, Humble, TX 77338.
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Rice University

Leader: Cin-ty Lee, Stuart Nelson, Mark Kulstad
Start time varies with season, 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month. Intramural Field 6 at Rice University (29.71462, -95.40211).
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Seabrook at Pine Gully

Leader: Stennie Meadours
First Saturday of the month.
605 Pine Gully Rd, Seabrook, TX 77586

Meeting Time: 9:00 AM. We meet at picnic tables across from the fishing pier. A Seabrook Bird Survey sign will be posted at the picnic tables across from the fishing pier where parking is also available. Note that parking is free for residents of Seabrook as well as for those participating in the count.

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Willow Waterhole

Leader: Mary Ann Beauchemin, Senior Naturalist of the Nature Discovery Center
Third Saturday of each month (but no survey in December)
The survey begins in the parking lot of the Gathering Place at 5310 South Willow Drive. Our usual starting time is 8 AM, but we begin at 7 AM from April through September.
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Woodland Park

Leader: Mary Goldsby

Friends of Woodland Park and members of Houston Audubon get together monthly for a 2-hour bird walk from 7:30 to 9:30 AM
Mary Goldsby (sprocket211 [at] gmail.com)
Park Address: 212 Parkview, Houston, 77009
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